Supporting families to recover from the trauma of domestic violence & abuse

Let's talk about domestic abuse

We are SAFE

Our vision is for a society that respects gender and nurtures healthy relationships, to sustain a world without domestic violence and abuse.


Our mission is to Empower, Challenge & Change by delivering ground breaking services to those affected by domestic violence and abuse, and driving change within wider society.

You are in SAFE hands

More than forty years ago SAFE set out to provide safe accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse. As Exeter Women's Aid we established and managed the Exeter Refuge. Over the decades SAFE has supported thousands of individuals and families to be safe and to recover from the harm caused by domestic violence and abuse.

SAFE is dedicated to being a catalyst for change. We have curated and designed a range of trauma focused services that deliver maximum impact and effectiveness. Our specialist team of Domestic Abuse Recovery Practitioners, counsellors and trainers have a wide skill set from backgrounds in criminology, teaching, psychotherapy, counselling and youth work.

Working in the community, schools and from our Hub in Exeter, we are a proactive, flexible and supportive needs-led service that puts our families at the centre of everything we do.